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 for barbecue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbecue \Bar"be*cue\ (b[aum]"b[-e]*k[=u]), n. [In the language
     of the (Arawak or Taino) Indians of Guiana, barbacoa a frame
     on which all kinds of flesh and fish are roasted or
     smoke-dried.]
     1. a framework of metal or brick, usually with a grill on
        top, in which a fire is lighted and on which food is
        cooked, usually outdoors; -- also called a barbecue
        grill.
        [PJC]
  
     2. A social entertainment, where people assemble, usually in
        the open air, at which a meal is prepared on a barbecue
        grill.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     3. A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole
        for a feast.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbecue \Bar"be*cue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barbecued; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Barbecuing.]
     1. To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They use little or no salt, but barbecue their game
              and fish in the smoke.                --Stedman.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Send me, gods, a whole hog barbecued. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barbecue
      n 1: meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly
           seasoned sauce [syn: barbecue, barbeque]
      2: a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire;
         especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit [syn:
         barbecue, barbeque]
      3: a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out
         of doors [syn: barbecue, barbeque]
      v 1: cook outdoors on a barbecue grill; "let's barbecue that
           meat"; "We cooked out in the forest" [syn: barbeque,
           barbecue, cook out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "barbecue":
     TV dinner, alfresco meal, aspic, bake, baste, blanch, boil,
     boiled meat, bouilli, braise, breakfast, brew, broil, brown,
     brunch, buffet supper, civet, clambake, coddle, coffee break, cook,
     cookout, curry, devil, diner, dinner, do, do to perfection,
     elevenses, fire, fish fry, flesh, forcemeat, fricassee, frizz,
     frizzle, fry, game, griddle, grill, hachis, hash, heat, high tea,
     hot luncheon, jerky, joint, jugged hare, lunch, luncheon, mash,
     meat, meat breakfast, menue viande, mince, oven-bake, pan,
     pan-broil, parboil, pemmican, petit dejeuner, picnic, poach,
     pot roast, prepare, prepare food, roast, sausage meat, saute,
     scallop, scrapple, sear, shirr, simmer, steam, stew, stir-fry,
     supper, tea, tea break, teatime, tiffin, toast, venison, viande,
     wiener roast, wienie roast
  
  

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